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apart. the crisis in the middle east rages on and the stakes are clearly rising along with the death toll. we're just getting word of the first israeli death since the start of the current conflict. officials say an israeli volunteer delivering food to soldiers was hit by a mortar shell. in other developments, israel resumed air strikes against targets in gaza after pausing its operation for about six hours. for its part, hamas never observed the cease-fire. firing almost 50 rockets into israel during that six-hour pause in israeli air strikes. secretary of state john kerry says he's willing to fly to the middle east as early as tomorrow if needed. kerry postponed a visit to the region to give the cease-fire time to take hold. there's no immediate word on his plans, now that the deal has effectively collapsed. and in gaza, the casualty count continues to climb. palestinian officials say 194 people have been killed. at least 1,400 have been wounded. the death toll has surpassed the
number of people killed in gaza during the 2012 conflict between hamas and israel. israeli officials warn that the cease-fire wouldn't last unless hamas militants stopped firing rockets into israel. they did not. and the air strikes clearly have now resumed. more than 60 of the rockets fired from gaza have targeted ashkelon along the southern coast of israel, just north of the border of gaza. give us a sense of the mood where you are, now that the cease-fire has collapsed. >> hi, wolf. today, most residents of ashkelon spent a considerable amount of their time ducking and waiting as the air sirens sounded over the city. we saw numerous intercepts in the sky as the rockets kept coming. when i talked to people and said earlier when we thought the cease-fire might have a chance, they said, well, we don't think it does because even if weapons
and it's all quiet for now, it won't be quiet for long. but i don't think anyone really anticipated it would be quiet for such a short time. now it seems back as it was before. the mayor of ashkelon is very hard line. he wants netanyahu to go in strong against hamas, to really cripple the organization, take away their arsenal. because this, along with other towns in the south, is a town that constantly comes under a barrage of missile fire and people said to me, as the sirens sounded, as they ran for cover, you know, we just can't live like this, we can't operate on a normal basis like this. we feel for the people in gaza, there has to be some solution, but we can't continue our lives like this. we must be able to ask of our government a way out of this kind of bombardment. wolf. >> all right, diana, we'll check back with you. in ashkelon, near gaza. the death toll in gaza clearly getting closer to 200.
the number of injured is at least 1,400. the collapse of the cease-fire increases the chances of many more civilian casualties. our cnn senior correspondent ben wedeman joining us from gaza city. how bad is the situation there right now? >> we've heard a lot of outgoing fire and return fire from the israelis this evening, wolf. so it does look like an escalation is on the way, which is a great disappoint machine for many people here in gaza, who last night had hoped there would be a cessation of hostilities, but we were up in the northern part of gaza, as we watched more and more rockets being fired during that brief period from about 9:00 a.m. when that egyptian proposed cease-fire was supposed to go into effect, until 3:00 p.m., when israel said, enough was enough, and they started to repond. and we saw spirits dropping steadily as the day went on. there were really people hoping
they could go back to their homes. keeping in mind at least 17,000 gazans have fled the northern part of the strip, living in around 20 u.n. schools or with relatives. so it does look like there are darker days ahead here in gaza. wolf. >> you're a real expert on the region, ben, give us a sense, is there a real unanimity, if you will, within hamas or is there disagreement, shall we say, between it is political wing and the military wing? >> well, what we saw last night, wolf, was the military wing coming out pretty quickly and saying that this is a nonstarter, the egyptian proposal. the political wing saying, well, we can consider it, we can talk about it. but i think both sides in this case, the political and the military wing, look at the situation in gaza prior to this escalation as untenable. egypt had cut the border with
gaza, destroyed all the tunnels, thereby depriving the government here, the hamas government, of huge tax revenues they were reaping off of the tunnel traffic. gaza and, for instance, it's been months, wolf, since people have been paid, the employees of the hamas-led government. so they see this crisis, which is very dangerous for them, as essentially the only way out at this point, and of course what could happen is the israelis could really come in with a ground invasion, reap utter destruction here, and then the people of gaza may, in fact, turn on hamas in anger that they've launched, they've been engaging in the launching of these rockets into israel. nothing has been gained and so much has been lost. so it's a real high-stakes game that hamas is playing, and it could end up the loser, wolf. >> ben wedeman in gaza for us. ben, thanks very much.
the opposition leader in the israeli parliament, the knessek, says he supported the cease-fire. isaac herzog says israel must do more to find a long-term solution but he supports netanyahu's actions in the current crisis. >> despite the fact i'm the opposition leader, first and foremost, i must say, benjamin netanyahu has taken the right decision. i think he was very restrained, very cautious, very focused, and we gave him full backing for all the steps, including the decision to accept the cease-fire that the egyptians offered today. >> because there are some israelis on the left, and your labor party's on the left who said six hours was not enough, they should have given them 12 hours, 24 hours. what would have been the problem if they would have given hamas more time to come around and accept a cease-fire? >> i'm -- look, i'm the leader of the peace camp in israel.
i definitely believe in going forward boldly to peace with the palestinian authority. however, the bad guys in this story are hamas. >> i'm going to have more of my interview with isaac herzog later this hour. stand by for that. in the meantime, with a cease-fire now in the wind, what happens next? joining us from london, our chief international correspondent christiane amanpour. christiane, you and i, we've covered this region a long time. hamas, what do they achieve by rejecting that cease-fire? >> well, it didn't really look like much of a cease-fire to begin with. almost immediately, it was rejected by the military wing. i mean there were no real long talks. we suddenly heard there was some proposal from egypt. but no indication of any kind of details. and right now, where you are, prime minister netanyahu has been speaking, and according to initial tweets that are coming out, explicitly according to tweets coming out, indicating a broader idf, israeli defense
force, move against gaza imminently. we don't know, does that mean the dreaded ground offensive? the last time we cover thatted an was in 2009. of course it brings a whole other level of destruction and death to all sides. so this is a very depressingly familiar cycle that we've been covering for many, many years, and it just keeps going on, and each time it's been stopped with a cessation of hostilities or a so-called cease fire it's simply a holding pattern for the next time and that's what we're w witnessing right now. >> secretary kerry was considering going to egypt to get directly involved, but he's postponed that visit. what can the u.s. do right now to bring about some sort of cease-fire? >> well, you know what, a lot of people will have a lot of differing opinions on this. i know within the united states administration, since president first came to power, there was a reluctance to get involved in
this of all crises because it had bedeviled so many successive administrations. the idea we heard out of the white house is if we cannot be sure we can engineer a peace process or mediate a peace deal, then why should we get involved? well, now we've seen secretary of state kerry spend many months trying to get involved after sitting on the sidelines by the administration. and a very short time period, a nine-month time period put in place. and when that collapsed, everybody went back to washington and there's been a lot of criticism by the peace camp in israel. we spoke to a leading commentator, ari shivit who as you know very well, is extremely well respected on all sides, and he says the united states cannot afford and we in the region cannot afford for the u.s. to be staying out of this. so will secretary of state kerry relaunch his potential mediation bid? we don't know. i'm going to be talking in a short while to the former
israeli mossad chief. he has an interesting take. saying that israel cannot, in fact, afford to annihilate hamas in gaza. hamas he says is the least worst option. otherwise he fears there could be an isis-type group taking over there. he points out that in the past hamas has fought those kinds of groups. so, look it's a very complex situation that there is no easy answer to unless the leaders on both sides are willing to take, as they say, those very hard choices for peace. so far, they haven't been willing. >> we'll look forward to that interview with the former leader, former head of the mossad, the israeli intelligence service, coming up on your program. christiane, thanks, very, very much. the latest from gaza, who is really in charge of hamas? i'll speak with the former adviser to the palestinian authority. later, an israeli ground invasion even more likely right
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it was presented. the content basically ignored all of hamas' key demands and reiterated everything in the previous cease-fire from two years ago. the process, hamas made a big point that they only learned about the cease-fire through the news media and they were not consulted in this process. i think they feel very much slighted. >> is there any hope the israelis would undertake once again a pause because right now it's pretty brutal, as you well know. >> i think it's face to say there's a fair amount of posturing. they are clearly hoping for better terms. they're hoping to be taken more seriously. to be consulted more directly. but also i think the threat of
ground invasion really raises the stakes for everyone, including israel, including hamas, including even the egyptians who will have to worry at some point about egyptian public opinion. >> last night i interviewed a spokesman for hamas. osama hamdin in beirut and he called it a joke, this proposed cease-fire. but the chief peace negotiator, saeed erekat, he welcomed, he thought it was the right step in this overall process. is there a real split now between hamas and the palestinian authority? >> as you know, there's been a seven-year split. and they have only just in recent weeks begun to start to undue the damage from that division. the unity government had just been created when we had this crisis in the west bank and in
jerusalem and now in gaza. so the ink is barely dry on the agreement so it is under a lot of pressure. it's not surprising that hamas and fatah see things very different. >> because the egyptians, i'm told, are very, very angry at hamas for rejecting their proposal. how's that going to play out, the relationship between hamas and egypt? >> well, the relationship was not good to begin with. for the past year, hamas has been on the receiving end of immense pressure by the new regime in egypt since the brotherhood president was overthrown a year ago. there's no love lost and trust is at an all-time low. but the problem is that the egyptians are absolutely essential part of this process. there's no way around that. the hamas political leadership would like to bring in others
like the turks and the qataris who they feel are more sympathetic to their cause, and they may have a role. but at the end of the day, there will have to be some accommodation with egypt. >> joining us from washington, thanks, very much, for your expertise. up next, we'll have much more on the middle east, including expectations from israel and the u.s. role in the peace process . as the immigration crisis along the u.s. border with mexico heats up, deportations begin. we'll have the latest on that as well. ♪ ♪ build! we're investing big to keep our country in the lead. ♪ load! we keep moving to deliver what you need. and that means growth, lots of cargo going all around the globe. cars and parts, fuel and steel, peas and rice, hey that's nice! ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪ ♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪
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>> translator: israel will hit them when there's no cease-fire. response will be fire. in this operation, there are several fronts. the military, the political and the front itself. which are in parallel on all these fronts. >> that was the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, speaking just moments ago here in israel. the cease-fire really never got off the ground. lasted only six hours. it was really a unilateral cease-fire. the it's israelis stopped their air strikes. hamas didn't. now that cease-fire is clearly over. let's get some analyst. the former israeli ambassador to the united states, michael orr. he's a cnn middle east analyst.
thank you for joining us. a lot are wondering was there any real hope that cease-fire would get off the ground? did you really anticipate the fighting would stop? >> personally, wolf, no. hamas is backed into a corner. it's got no friends in the region. militarily, it's proven very ineffective in causing significant damage against the israelis. it's interrupted life here but it hasn't destroyed israeli cities. no backing from the egyptians. no backing from the saudis. >> is israel going to go in on the ground into gaza? >> calling for not just a limited ground operation but a major ground operation -- >> he's a real hard-liner. >> the prime minister netanyahu came under tremendous criticism from his own party, as well as from other right-wing members of his coalition. he paid a political price. there was just an interesting poll on israeli television that showed while more than half of israelis are in favor of
netanyahu's handling of this crisis so far, more than half of the population is against accepting the cease-fire. >> so where do we go from here? it looks pretty awful. >> it looks like, if hamas doesn't back down, that this could escalate further. but the hope, and if you want to hear some hope, is hamas is playing for time. hamas wants to have some type of achievement to claim after this round of fighting. it wants to have prisoners released that israel arrested on the west bank. it wants to have the cross points opened on the israeli gaza border, the egyptian gaoaz border, something to show for its efforts. right now, neither the egypti egyptians, nor the israelis, are poised to give into those demands. >> the proposals could have been discussed down the road. in cairo, they asked a high-level delegation to come. hamas was saying before you have those discussions, before the end of fighting going on back and forth, you got to accept
several of those initiatives. >> hamas is playing a game. it's kind of a bargaining. hamas knows once it goes into those negotiation, it's going to be sitting opposite the egyptians, the israelis and palestinian authorities. no friends of hamas in that room. the chances their achieving significant successes in that room are very, very minimal. so they're holding out. they continue to fire. i think as israeli pressure continues to mount on hamas, maybe we'll have some way to negotiate. >> you spent the last few years as the israeli ambassador to the united states. some disturbing reports coming out. israeli police. on extremism among israeli jews. we saw some real brutality against the young palestinian, young palestinian cousin. what's going on here? israel? explain some of this extremism. because it's really, really ugly. >> it is indeed ugly. what's occurred here is years of
terrorist rocket fire. we're in jerusalem here. right below us there were two major bus bombings during what the palestinians called the second intefadeh less than a decade ago. all of this has had a continuing corosive effect on israeli society. people get fed up and become more radicalized. >> the way the police report described the brutality in killing the young palestinian. they waited and waited, searched for that young kid, and then brutally killed him. i mean, it was really chilling if you read that report. >> indeed, the three israelis who have been accused of this have a long history of violence. one them has been declaring legal insanity. i do think there's a sense here we've put up with years and years of rocket fire, terrorist attacks. israel had offered the palestinians independency twice. israel withdrew from palestinian areas and just got thousands of rockets in between.
that has an impact on public opinion. >> yeah, but there's no excuse for that kind of brutality. >> i don't think those three people arrested -- these are people with serious mental problems -- >> there are other, you hear death to arabs, those chants. you see signs. i've been out here for a few days. it's pretty chilling. >> i think you're seeing it now in the opposition to the cease-fire. people aren't willing to go back to the status quo ante. the status quo that existed after the previous cease-fire which enabled hamas to build up, get bigger, more long-range rockets and choose a time when it can open fire. it's a little like north korea. hamas was having trouble paying salaries of their own personnel so they opened fire to get a little bit more legitimacy. people become very skeptical here, wolf, and that's what you're seeing. >> michael oren, thank you for joining us. coming up, we'll have a lot more on what's going on. that cease-fire didn't exactly turn out the way it was supposed to turn out. much more of our coverage after this.
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some just months old are now back in honduras after they were deported from new mexico on a chartered flight. the plane arrived at a city with a reputation as one of the murder capitals of the world. and u.s. homeland security officials say more deportations are just ahead. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll, 53% of respondents support obama's nearly $4 billion emergency plan to try to end the crisis. both the president and republicans in congress get low mark, in the poll. about a third of the respondents approve of president obama's handling of the crisis. 23% approve of the way the gop is handling it. up on capitol hill, some movement today on the issue. a house republican working group presents a report to the full house gop in a bipartisan bill to deal with the crisis is now being introduced. our chief political analyst gloria borger and our senior political analyst david gergen.
david, how much of a problem for both parties who are struggling to deal with this crisis is this, especially in terms of dealing in a humanitarian way, compassionate way, with children? >> well, certainly the pressure mounting, wolf, here in washington. not only does the congress want to go home soon, in the next three weeks, they've only got 12 working days before they want to go on a month-long recess, but we've got all these children continuing to pile up on the border and now deportations are starting. there is movement here in washington. but the parties are moving in opposite directions. what's the surprise about that? but i have to believe, wolf, given the nature of this crisis, given the fact it is a humanitarian crisis, that they will not go home in congress without coming to some sort of at least short-term resolution. >> and i think, you know -- i think wolf -- >> you agree? >> yes, i do. i think there's been some flexibility shown on both sides. i don't think the republicans are going to give the president as much money as he wants. but they may say to him, look,
you know, we're going to change the 2008 law a little bit to make it easier to send these children back. and the white house has said, look, we need a little bit of flexibility. i think the people who are kind of left out of this are the liberal democrats who are saying, you know what, this is a humanitarian crisis, solely a humanitarian crisis, and we should find a way to keep all of these people here and what the administration is saying is maybe we keep some and maybe we deport some back. but you have to allow us to have some flexibility here. so i think both sides having punted on immigration reform now have an obligation, and they know it, to get something done on this crisis. >> and the clock is clearly ticking, david, as you point out, they're going to go into recess very, very soon. so the fact that the white house is now stepping up its briefing, david, for members of congress,
what does that signal to you? >> well, i think that's a good sign. the white house is getting more deeply engaged. the president will need to spend more personal time on this. he is going to be meeting with his legislators but he has to reach out beyond that caucus. the strong thing about the deportation that you reported today this is not about congress. this was the administration, the executive branch, sending these people home to honduras, to the murder capital of the world, as you call it. it's not clear what the future of these children will be once they get back in honduras. i would think the democratic party would be much more -- much tougher about what kind of conditions are they going back to. >> they are, yeah, i think they are, i think they are tougher. that's where the division -- there's sort of an irony here which is of course the issue of immigration reform has always been an issue that has united the democratic party, right? and it's been an easier issue for them to run on against the republican party. they can say the republicans
stone walled immigration reform. you've heard it all. what's interesting about all of this right now is that the democratic party is at a juncture where it is divided over what to do in this particular instance. and the president has a problem here with border state democrats, with progressive democrats, and he's got to figure out a way to thread this needle, as do republicans, by the way, who are talking about securing the border and cannot walk away from this. >> david, you advised four presidents, democratic presidents, republican presidents. if you were advising this one, would you tell him to go down there and see for himself what's going on? >> i'd tell him to get up to capitol hill at this moment. he missed his opportunity to go to the border. that was a terribly unfortunate -- he should have gone, but it is what it is. right now, he ought to be focusing like a laser on the question of getting some sort of legislation passed. he's got to corral not only the republican, he's got to corral his own democrats.
steny hoyer just a short while ago said democrats in the house didn't want to buy into a change in the law being put in the spending bill. they want to keep the two separate and have hearings on the change in the law and make it a much more extended process well into the fall. republicans are not going to accept that. the president needs to bang some heads together and bring moral pressure to get a resolution to this so these kids, you know, are saved. >> yeah, and, you know, if you look at the polling here, you look at what the american public is thinking, i think they've had it. i think they've had it with both parties in this. so congress better get something done pretty quickly here. >> all right, guys, thanks very much. a lot to do within the next few days before congos into recess. coming up, we're going to hear what the israeli opposition leader says about the bloodshed here in the middle east. up next, warning gaza residents of impending war strikes. we're going to tell you how and why it's become so controversial.
with no cease-fire now in site, israel has resouped its attacks on hamas inside gaza. israel has often been warning residents of impending air strikes. it's become controversial. not everyone sees it that way. tom foreman explains. >> reporter: the firepower on both sides of this conflict has been pretty intense. hamas has fired about 1,000 rockets into israeli territory. the israelis say they've hit about 1,500 of what they call terror targets in gaza. they've killed more than 180 people, injured about 1,400. those numbers might be higher if the israelis were not in the business of warning people about the attacks. this is controversial. let me explain what we're talking about. sometimes they broadcast on the
radio that they're going to hit certain neighborhood. other times, they've called homes and said to the people inside, get out, we're about to hit your place. other times they fly over and drop leaflets explaining where they're going to hit, which roads are clear for evacuation and when people need to move. some of those leaflets say things like israel is currently attacking and will continue to attack every area from which rockets are being launched at its territory. one other way they warn, the fourth way, is probably the most controversial. that's called roof knocking. they fire a low explosive charge or a missile with no charge to hit the roof of the building, to warn the people inside they're about to be hit as they will be in moments with a much more powerful missile that can level the whole structure. the israelis say they're saving lives by doing this. the palestinians say this is psychological warfare. that it's about keeping people off base, keeping them afraud. the israelis are committed to it. they've been doing it since
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the leader of the labor party here in israel, isaac herzog, is weighing in on the current crisis. in the past, he's blasted the israeli prime minister netanyahu for failing to come up with a viable plan that would bring peace to the region between the israelis and the palestinians. herzog is the son, by the way, of the former israeli president haim herzog. earlier, we met to discuss the israeli government's response to the crisis. >> they've bombarded israel, including now, in a major bombardment all over the country, and nobody would have accepted it, nobody. therefore, i think the israeli government showed restraint throughout. and accepted the egyptian proposal. and waited for six hours. and israel was fired at constantly. and people in the shelters don't give a damn. they just want this over. and i definitely -- to support my people, absolutely. >> you would like israel to go further in the peace process
with the palestinian authority and make greater concessions. >> definitely. i said the following. had i been prime minister, i would have blown hamas very strongly, but i would have gone to ramallah where mahmoud abbas is, knocked him in the door, looked him in the eye and start negotiating an agreement between us and the palestinians. the exit strategy for this crisis should include the following. very strong involvement of egypt. and very strong involvement of aabbas. as we speak, abbas -- >> the president of egypt. >> they are the axis of moderate forces in the region, together with the jordanian king who can be partners in con fig rating a peace agreement between us and the palestinians. it's a must. the only exit for fostering security in the region is to
deal with the palestinians in peace. however, when it comes to te terrori terrorists, . >> is this fighting between israel and hamas going to continue? >> it looks unfortunate development. it looks as though israelis have gained restraint and have not gone into gaza with boots on the ground. nobody wants it but -- >> a lot more people are going to be killed, including the israeli soldiers. >> i personally see it as a last option. however, look, if hundreds of missiles were launched at israel, this is impossible and at the end after having shown resilience without defense equipment, without shelters, without emergency configurations on the ground, at the end, we have to defend our people. if we are attacking and
attacking, if it doesn't work, we have to attack further. i do hope that there will be a cease fire worked out that will enable an exit strategy that will change the situation in gaza as well as in our relationship with the palestinians. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much indeed. 17 years ago, a cnn producer met a rwanda boy who lost both of his arms because of punishment by his far. their story when we come back. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life.
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this here marks the 20th anniversary of the rwandan genocide. a young boy suffered a being showing act of cruelty. our michael holmes has the story of what happened next. >> 17 years ago while on assignment in rwanda, a 6-year-old boy broke her heart. patrick lost both of his arms as a punishment by his own father. he became an orphan and lived in a local hospital in the
northwest part of the country. >> winter of 1997, '98, there was an insurgency raging in rwanda. we did a story of a little kid that started following us around and he didn't have any arms. >> reporter: exactly what happened to patrick is unclear. in the memory of a 6-year-old, his father burned his arms. other villagers remember patrick being tied up and left in the forest until gangrene set in. >> reporter: so some of the story is fuzzy but for a father to do this to his own child is the ultimate cruelty and he's able to have the spirit that he's got, you know, with how this happened to him. >> all right, patrick, we're going to pop this off. can you get out of it?
there we go. >> reporter: patrick is now 23 years old. ingrid has been patrick's guardian since 1997. ingrid giving him financial support and a former justice minister in rwanda adopted patrick. they have come to massachusetts where united prosthetics is helping offset the cost of prosthetic arms for patrick. >> this is going to make further adjustments? >> this is going to become my parents since then up until now. i am who i am because of them. >> slip this off. >> reporter: his adopted brother morris is also here in boston. he's been patrick hands and now he learns how to put on the new prosthetics so he can help. patrick has been able to do most things without arms. he's even a self-taught artist.
>> what's his name? >> neil. >> is he a famous rapper? >> he is. >> from the beginning, he'd draw pictures. his teacher would say he's very good at this. >> he writes and since music. ♪ >> music is my name that i use when they look at who i am today, i don't see a puzzle. when i see what has happened to me, i see who i am. so today i know who i am. >> this is perfect. >> yes. >> with his prosthetics, patrick will have to relearn everything.
he wants to be able to do basic functions like drink water from a bottle, take a shower, and put on clothes. >> it will come. >> i will keep practicing. >> after some coaching in boston, patrick will go back to rwanda. it's a long road ahead but he's already come so far. >> what an amazing, amazing story. i have known ingrid for many years. she is one wonderful woman. thanks very much to michael holmes for sharing that important story for all of our viewers here in the united states and indeed raround the world. a special situation room, a special report on the crisis going on between the israelis and the palestinians. right now, among my guests, the special middle east envoy
british prime minister tony blair. thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in jerusalem. don lemon starts right now for our international viewers "amanpour." hello, everyone. don lemon in for brooke today. a very busy news today. we're going to start with the border crisis. we have entered another phase. not the thousands of illegal immigrants but the one profile in the cnn film that was documented, he grew up in the u.s. after coming here from the philippines at just 12 years old. well, this video from a local newspaper shows that -- look at